01 May 2009

RIP Illuminations

My husband, Michael, knows me. He knows that I am a candle nut. I am a fuh-reak for smelly candles and my sweetie is just that kind of sensitive guy to know that after all these years of buying my beloved scented candles at Illuminations, my heart broke when they closed their doors. And then (Sit down now because this is really, really bad.), they referred me to Yankee Candle. Yankee Candle! A saaaaad substitute to sate my nasty habit for delicious, aromatic, delightful, all-day-long make-the-house-smell-so-nice candles!

Agh! So, I was sad. Privately sad. I barely said a word about it. Nary a word. And yet, yesterday Michael came home with two lovely bags from this amazing little store on Balboa Island called CandlEssence.

It's really a shame that computer screens don't come with a scratch-and-sniff option because then you could smell Fig Biscotti, Merlot, Yucca Tumbleweed, Jasmine, Black Ginger & Bamboo, Garden Lily, Nag Champa, Sandalwood, Wisteria, Chocolate, Passion Fruit, or my absolute favorite Ocean Breeze. Yummy! I'm not kidding... your nose would thank Intel if they would just get on the ball with the scratch-and-sniff dealy-o. I'm onto somethin' here!

Anywho, Michael included this sweet poem (yes, he writes me poetry) which I thought you might appreciate:

Death of a favorite store
Is sure a sad, sad thing
"Oh, where to find good candles?"
Our poor soul now must sing.
We must make do with less,
That is our goal in brief.
I hope that these will help you
Conquer your deep grief!

Thanks, babe... I'm doing OK, thanks to your thoughfulness.

RIP, Illuminations! I will miss you!


darci said...

what a sweet man you have. glad he found something to ease the pain. :)

Tish said...

what a good catch he is!!!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness I love your man for his sweetness and thoughtfulness! And I thought mine was good....

emily said...

That Michael- what a keeper!

Lori said...

Oh, how sad. You want to know another stupid thing about me???? Yes! Ok, I'm allergic to scented candles. Ask Em, she met me in person, she can verify, I'm a F.R.E.A.K.! I'm glad you found a substitute!

Liesl said...

Love it! What a sweet hubby you have! The poem is the best part :)

Wish my computer had scratch-n-sniff so I could enjoy the lovely scents, too (especially Ocean Breeze..YUM).